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English: Image of the "lady godiva" device, an unreflected 54Kg sphere of 93.7% pure 235U, before (left [in the scrammed state]), and after (right) the February 3rd. 1954 criticality excursion which released 5.6x1016 neutrons and warped or broke several support structures of the device. There was no radiation exposure to workers who were 1/4 mile away controlling the experiment and there was no contamination of the area. Images from Los Alamos Natl. Labs "review of criticality accidents - 2000 revision" Obtained from the PDF at http://www.csirc.net/library/la_13638.shtml
Date 2005-04-19 (original upload date)
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  • 2005-04-19 03:41 Deglr6328 1970×1143×8 (380781 bytes) Image of the "lady godiva" device before (left), and after (right) the February 3rd. 1954 criticality excursion which released 5.6x10<sup>16</sup> neutrons and warped or borke several support structures of the device. There was no radiation exposure to wo


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